2019 Quaker State 400

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2019 Quaker State 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 19 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date July 13, 2019 (2019-07-13)
Location Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 269 laps, 403.5 mi (645.6 km)
Scheduled Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (640.8 km)
Average speed 141.07 miles per hour (227.03 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 29.254
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 72
Winner
No. 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 2.075 million[9]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice and Mark Garrow
Turn Announcers Doug Turnbull (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

The 2019 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on July 13, 2019 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. Contested over 269 laps -- extended from 267 laps due to an overtime finish, on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 19th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The sixth running of the Quaker State 400 was held in Sparta, Kentucky at Kentucky Speedway on July 9, 2016. The track is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.. Kentucky Speedway, which has also hosted the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the Indy Racing League, has a grandstand seating capacity of 107,000.

Entry list[edit]

  • (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
  • (R) denotes rookie driver.
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet
1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford
8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Bayley Currey (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
Official entry list

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.389 seconds and a speed of 183.742 mph (295.704 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.389 183.742
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.421 183.542
3 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.492 183.101
Official first practice results

Final practice[edit]

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 29.621 seconds and a speed of 182.303 mph (293.388 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.621 182.303
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.704 181.794
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.709 181.763
Official final practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Daniel Suárez scored the pole for the race with a time of 29.254 and a speed of 184.590 mph (297.069 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

  • Note: Ryan Newman and Quin Houff had their times disallowed and started at the back due to failing inspection
Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.254
2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.380
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.437
4 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.451
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.458
6 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.526
7 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.535
8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.575
9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.580
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.601
11 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 29.620
12 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.625
13 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.646
14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.667
15 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 29.671
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.686
17 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.752
18 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.763
19 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.776
20 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.779
21 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.821
22 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.874
23 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.887
24 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 29.914
25 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.948
26 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.954
27 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.985
28 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 30.008
29 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 30.014
30 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.023
31 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.172
32 51 Bayley Currey (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 30.387
33 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.421
34 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 30.533
35 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.964
36 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 31.031
Official qualifying results

Race[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 9
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 4
8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 3
9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2
10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Stage Three Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 269 54
2 10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 269 53
3 21 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 269 43
4 19 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 269 38
5 18 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 269 39
6 7 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 269 37
7 11 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 269 46
8 1 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 269 29
9 35 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 269 28
10 25 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 269 27
11 14 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 269 29
12 16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 269 29
13 15 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 269 27
14 2 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 269 30
15 20 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 269 22
16 23 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 269 21
17 22 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 268 20
18 12 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 268 19
19 8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 268 21
20 3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 268 17
21 29 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 268 16
22 5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 268 20
23 27 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 267 14
24 6 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 15
25 17 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 267 12
26 26 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 267 11
27 30 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 267 10
28 28 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 266 9
29 24 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 266 8
30 13 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 266 7
31 32 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 264 0
32 33 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 263 0
33 31 51 Bayley Currey (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 262 0
34 36 77 Quin Houff (R) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 260 3
35 9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 238 10
36 34 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 110 0
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 15 among 10 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 7 for 35
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 51 minutes and 37 seconds
  • Average speed: 141.07 miles per hour (227.03 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio[edit]

PRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice and Mark Garrow called the action from the booth when the field raced down the front straightaway. Doug Turnbull called the action from turns 1 & 2 and Pat Patterson called the action from turns 3 & 4. Brad Gillie, Wendy Venturini, Steve Richards, and Brett McMillan called the duties on pit lane.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Turns 1 & 2: Doug Turnbull
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Wendy Venturini
Steve Richards

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. May 5, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kentucky Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 9, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Quaker State 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 13, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. July 13, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "Quaker State 400 ratings". ShowBuzzDaily. Mitch Metcalf. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (July 12, 2019). "Kurt Busch tops Friday's first Cup practice at Kentucky". Motorsport.com. Sparta, Kentucky: Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  11. ^ DeGroot, Nick (July 12, 2019). "Brad Keselowski leads final practice at Kentucky". Motorsport.com. Sparta, Kentucky: Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (July 12, 2019). "Daniel Suarez tops SHR teammate Almirola for Kentucky pole". Motorsport.com. Sparta, Kentucky: Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 12, 2019.


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